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May 4, 2014 7:00am PDT
the last 48 hours. you've got the former ambassador to russia, the united states former ambassador michael mcfaul saying this is real. this is war. they're even starting to rethink whether putin really does want to go into ukraine with a big way with troops. although their calculation had been that he simply wanted to destabilize the area. the problem for the administration is military options are off the table. not clear that those would work. and it's tough to get a consensus across europe about the kind of sanctions that might deter vladimir putin. so they are a bit hamstrung right now. but the united states and the president especially is determined not to put the united states in the middle of a war over ukraine. >> it's such a thorny problem and as you say, humor is not going to make it go away. george, by the way, has a big show this morning with much more on the situation on ukraine. that's later this morning on "this week" right here on abc. george, thanks again. and, bianna, over to you. >>> we're going to turn to the brazen teen accused of hacking into his high school's
May 3, 2014 7:00am PDT
of slovyansk from forces siding with russia. russia claims it has gotten thousands of pleas of help from inside. >>> a major ruling in a legal battle between the world's top smartphonemakers. a federal jury ruled that samsung enfringed on apple's features. samsung was ordered to pay $120 million in damages. that was far short of the $2.2 billion apple had been seeking. apple's big payday was reduced slightly when the same jury found that apple, too, had copied one of samsung's patents. >>> and a school bus near georgetown, mississippi, in flames. moments earlier, it was carrying high school students. but a postal worker, betty wyndam, happened to see the bus when it started to smoke. she is also a part-time firefighter. drove in front of the bus, forcing it to stop. she and her sister helped the driver and 21 students off just in time. the cause of that fire is under investigation. heads up for that. >>> and panic underground in new york city, as a packed subway train goes off the rails. the train derailed between two stations in queens on friday. rescue crews had to go into the tun
May 2, 2014 7:00am PDT
been falling like dominos. armed separatists supported by russia storming in and taking over. this morning, the u.s.-supported ukrainian military finally saying, enough is enough. it all comes in response to this. the anger level here has exploded. we're seeing petrol bombs, tear tear gas, stun grenades. another angry nob of thousands storming the prosecutor's compound yesterday. riot police so terrified, using their own riot shields to barricade themselves in. the mob stripping them of weapons and armor. and parading the police out in shame, one at a time. and now, with today's new violence, it's the most dangerous escalation next. the next step, an all-out civil war. muhammad lila, abc news, eastern ukraine. >>> the crisis in ukraine, high on president obama's agenda today. he will be meeting with a key european ally at the white house. jon karl is there right now. the meeting with german chancellor angela merkel, tougher sanctions against putin can't work unless she goes along. >> reporter: that's right. angela merkel is seen as the key player here. that's because germany is the
Apr 28, 2014 7:00am PDT
, thanks very much. >>> and to amy. >> we begin with breaking news in the standoff with russia. president obama announcing new penalties aimed at russian president vladimir putin. jonathan karl traveling with the president in the philippines. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the president made it official the united states is hitting russia with another round of sanctions. hitting more individuals and companies close to president putin, including those in the high-tech defense sector. he called this a calibrated effort to try to change russia's behavior in ukraine, but he also has his eye on china. today announcing a plan to place u.s. troops here in the philippines for the first time in 20 years. amy. >> thank you. >>> and a new phase in the search for flight 370. the australian prime minister saying that the aerial search has been suspended to expand the underwater search that could take up to eight months. >>> and a pilot is missing after two small planes collided in midair after flying from a vintage airplane festival. one pilot was able to land safely, but the othe
Apr 27, 2014 7:00am PDT
against russia, but not all of the european allies are going along with it. businesses are fighting back against that in europe as well. not enough consequence. he's not able to follow through in getting a new trade agreement with japan, you know, in a second term, in a world where america is one of many powers, the president can't just dictate an outcome. >> he cannot. and it does raise questions about his legacy given that he has a couple of years left. >> a couple years left. i think he's well aware of that but not going to stop pushing. one thing to watch for, does the united states start to push for a more direct targeting of putin himself? putin, personally, his own reputed personal fortune. >> right. that may be the next step and the next shoe to drop. but as you said, he has to get his allies on board. george, thank you. >>> george has a big show coming up this morning. his guests include new homeland security jeh johnson and massachusetts senator, elizabeth warren. >>> meantime, there are more stories developing overnight. hey, ron. >> good morning, everyone. >>> we begin in tex
Apr 26, 2014 7:00am PDT
, set to intensify the pressure against russia, with tough, new sanctions. but the question, is it enough to get them to back down from the ukraine border? things are really intensifying there. >> and the dialogue between obama and putin going on this morning. >>> and later, addicted to fire. we're going to go on the job with adrenaline junkies who do one of the most dangerous jobs on earth. in one of the toughest neighborhoods in america. what motivates these men to repeatedly risk their lives? >>> we want to start this morning with the severe weather. and what has been an unusually quiet tornado season changed radically and violently overnight. and now, there's a big, new system moving in, with 23 states in the crosshairs. our coverage begins this morning, with diane wilson from our affiliate, wtvd. she's in fake forest, north carolina, right now. diane, good morning. >> reporter: dan, several injuries reported due to these storms. fortunately, no deaths. but today, crews will be cleaning up, after strong winds, heavy rains, even hail, caused this widespread damage. >> it's on th
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